Coldest places on earth with angiosperm plant life

@article{Krner2011ColdestPO,
  title={Coldest places on earth with angiosperm plant life},
  author={Christian K{\"o}rner},
  journal={Alpine Botany},
  year={2011},
  volume={121},
  pages={11-22}
}
  • C. Körner
  • Published 25 February 2011
  • Environmental Science
  • Alpine Botany
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